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consulates in 18 locations served an bases for spying on leaders of the host country. the list includes missions in 20 cities in asia, including beijing, bangkok and jakarta. no cities in japan, britain or australia were on it suggesting the u.s. agents may not be spying on those allies. u.s. researchers have scoured their latest satellite images from north korea. they say they see more evidence that the north koreans are developing their ability to launch mobile missiles. researchers at johns hopkins university analyzed images taken earlier this month. the pictures show the launch site in the northwest. the researchers say workers have built a new road connecting a missile assembly building to what seems to be a new launchpad. they say the width of the road suggests heavy vehicles will use it. they say those vehicles include types that can transport and launch ballistic missiles from sites around the country.
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now, iranian negotiators are promising to take a new approach to ease concerns about their nuclear program. they are meeting with officials from the international atomic energy agency for the first time since iranian president hassan rouhani took office in august. international inspectors have been trying for years to get into a facility on the outskirts of tehran. they suspect engineers have been trying to develop nuclear weapons at the parchin military complex. the iaea chief met with iran's deputy foreign minister and abbas hinted to reporters that he made a new proposal during that meeting. members of rouhani's government have said repeatedly they'll be more transparent about their nuclear program. the top diplomats from the european union and japan agreed to cooperate over the issue. catherine ashton serves as the chair for representatives of iran and since world powers. she met in tokyo with the
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japanese foreign minister, kishida, who said japanese officials will take advantage of their relations with iranians and urged them to take concrete steps forward. international inspectors in charge of disposing of syria's chemical weapons expect to finish one task soon. a senior official with the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons said they'll meet a friday deadline for destroying facilities for weapons production. >> we are quite sure that the process of destruction of the mixing facilities or filling facilities is -- will completely be done by the expected date. >> the inspectors will begin the second phase of their operation. they'll start disposing of the 1,000 tons of chemical agents they estimate the syrian government has stockpiled. horin said officials are looking for ways to get rid of the
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agents safely. moving on to business news now. investors around the world are looking for clues about when the u.s. federal reserve will start scaling back its stimulus program. policymakers at the central bank are meeting to decide their next steps. david stockton served as the fed's chief economist. he's now a senior fellow at the peterson institute for international economics. nhk world asked him what to expect. >> another fmoc meeting is coming up very soon. is it fair to think we shouldn't expect anything new from the fed within this year? >> i certainly think it's very, very unlikely that the fed does anything at the october fomc meeting. simply the data they've seen will not be looking very, very promising and i think they're likely not to want to move at that point in time. i think march is looking more likely as the first time in the
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first taping. that will be janet yellin's first meeting to chair the fomc. i think the thing they'll be looking for is clear evidence that the labor market is continuing to improve and that the pace of economic activity in the united states is picking up. i think that's really what they want to see. obviously, they're balancing that against the potential for some financial stability concerns that they stay easy too long. but i don't think they've seen enough evidence that there really are significant financial imbalances at least in the united states at present to cause them to want to prematurely begin to tighten. i think it is more likely that they wait until march. >> now the debt ceiling issue may come up early next year. do you think this would be a distraction for the new fed chair yellin? >> i think for one, one would certainly hope it's been a rather sad spectacle here in the united states watching fiscal policy developments over the
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next month or so. we needlessly inflicted considerable pain on the economy for the fourth quarter this year with absolutely nothing to show for it. i do think that is likely, the failure of those confrontations to produce any positive results makes it less likely that we get into the same kind of conflict we saw here in october of this year. so i think it's less likely to be a factor early next year than it was in fed decisions not to taper in september. so i don't think, unless the congress, once again, pursues a completely reckless path, i don't think that's going to be a stumbling block for the fed to begin to taper in the early part of next year. >> so what are the remaining risks for the u.s. economy? is it that weak to taper any stimulus? >> we've had a very huge amount of fiscal restraint on activity over the course of 2013 and that is likely to lessen as we move into 2014 and we ought to see
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some pickup but it's still the case that businesses remain very cautious. i think households as well certainly are remaining cautious. income growth hasn't been very swift. so i think domestically there is certainly risk and of course internationally there are risks as well. europe while it certainly seems to be out of its most acute portion of the crisis still constitutes a drag on the global economy. while china has looked better of late and that's certainly been encouraging there are risks there as well. the most important thing the united states can do for the global economy at this point is to generate a more vigorous recovery here in the united states. i think that will have positive spillovers to the rest of the wor world. and anything that we do such as the fiscal turmoil we had this year, the earlier premature talk of fed tapering are things that slow the u.s. economy, and i think that's not good for the
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global economy. japan's financial regulators are considering whether to impose additional penalties on mizuho bank for submitting a false report to authorities on its loans to organized crime groups. an independent panel of lawyers released their findings. they concluded the bank didn't intentionally cover up the problem when it presented a report to the financial services agency. the lawyers said the bank's top executives weren't fully aware of the loans to crime syndicates because they were made indirectly through a consumer finance firm. mizuho announced a business improvement plan including penal penalty for its top officials. the chairman will resign and the president sato will receive no executive pay for six months. the financial authorities plan to study the independent panel's findings and the bank's business improvement plan. the regulators will examine the bank's responsibility for turning in the false report. they will also look at the management's negligence for not taking any measures against the lending practice.
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the top executive of a major japanese hotel group is stepping down over a scandal involving a wrong description of meals served at its hotels and restaurants. officials from hankyu hotels admitted last week eight hotel and four restaurants in the group used items of a different origin from those listed on their menus. they used cheaper shrimp and leeks. the president said he will resign on november the 1st. >> translator: this incident constitutes a breach of the customers' trust. the wrong descriptions cannot be considered just a mistake, so we are to blame. >> dasaki said the operator's investigation has confirmed the mislabeling was unintentional, but he said the firm will conduct an additional probe into the matter. residents of turkey are
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celebrating the 90th anniversary of their founding of their republic. dignitaries in istanbul will unveil the world's underground tunnel to connect europe and asia. engineers took nine years to build the subway line. it runs for more than 13 kilometers and sits about 1 1/2 kilometers below the surface. the subway will take commuters to and from the european and asian sides of istanbul. they'll be able to cross the strait in four minutes as opposed to a 30-minute ferry ride. the japan international cooperation agency helped finance the product with loans of about $1.5 billion u.s. prime minister shinzo abe will attend the opening ceremony. >> translator: i like everything the japanese make. i'm sure this subway built with japanese support will be wonderful. >> city officials hope the tunnel will ease boat traffic. it will provide something else
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for railway travelers. they'll now be able to go by rail from china all the way to britain. now, the friendship between turks and japanese goes back to more than the founding of modern turkey. turkey's ambassador to japan describes relations between the two countries as excellent. >> his excellency, prime minister abe, is visiting turkey now. actually this is his second visit to turkey after six months. in may, he also visited turkey. and during that visit, the strategic partnership was signed by the two prime ministers. that is aimed at increasing the excellent level of relations between the two countries. and the granting of exclusive fwoe fwoe negotiations rights for the nuclear power plant that's going to be constructed in turkey through japan.
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and the signing of the economic partnership agreement between turkey and japan, and this visit of his excellence, abe, to turkey. steps taken toward the establishment of strategic partnership between turkey and japan. and actually the very basis of our friendship is laid out by saga. the sinking of the imperial frigate after its visit to japan in 1890 off the coast of oshima. in response to a visit paid to turkey by comatsu in 1887 and the delegation onboard the ship. they were met by the then-emperor in a glorious ceremony. they had a very successful visit. they stayed three months in
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tokyo. but on their way back to turkey, to istanbul, they were overcome by a storm off the coast of oshima and the ship sank. and 550 turkish, more than 550 turkish sailor ssailors, lost t lives. only 69 people survived. as a result of heroic efforts of the people. so actually this is what i define as a breach of -- between turkey and japan and makes us neighbors by heart. >> we also asked the ambassador about the current state of affairs in turkey, after a series of violent anti-government demonstrations earlier this year. >> well, actually the demonstrations in turkey is started by youngsters in turkey. and it was sort of an innocent demonstration opposing a
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redevelopment of a park in istanb istanbul. but in a very short period of time, those innocent tell stations were hijacked by radical elements and extremists and some illegal groups. the illegal groups attacked the civilians. public properties and cars. they burned them down. and then finally the police had to intervene. but now, things have settled down, and calm and stability is back and turkey on the streets and everywhere in turkey. now we're very stable and secure environment for the tourists and the businessmen that will like to visit turkey and conduct economic relations with turkey. chinese university graduates are learning another lesson after they leave school. they're discovering that finding employment may be more difficult than they thought. 7 million students graduated in
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july and many still don't have a job. more from nhk world. >> reporter: city authorities in shanghai held a job fair in june. it was targeted at university students who graduated this summer. they are trying to land jobs amid their worst hiring slump ever. evenn shanghai, china's economic center, more than one out of every ten students has not found a job before graduation. >> translator: there are so many students in china. it's tough to find a job. >> reporter: one reason, the number of university students. due to a government decision in the late 1990s, the number of university, as well as number of students, have been increasing. as a result, the amount of students rose more than
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eightfold. last year, 24 million chinese went to university. some students receive help with their job search. >> translator: please sign your name here. >> reporter: they cater to university students and the graduates who are looking for jobs. about ten people share a room. their first night is free. after that, they must pay. but the fee is low. a one-month stay costs only about $100. the hostil organizes job fairs with local authorities and they also provide other support like advice on writing resumes. >> translator: students from the rural areas get off the train and the first problem they face is how to find lodging.
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here we offer a reasonable accommodation. students get to know each other and exchange information. i think they find staying in a setting like this very helpful. >> reporter: he graduated this year from a prestigious university in china's northeast. now he's looking for a job. this day, he visits an employment agency. staff arrange the appointment. >> translator: what sort of job are you looking for? >> translator: i would be grateful to get a job that has something to do with law. >> reporter: he fwrgraduated wia law degree. he moved to the coastal area where there is more economic growth. he's desperate to find a job that lets him use his four years of learning. >> translator: it's not very
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difficult to find work, but it is hard to find the kind of job that i want. >> reporter: there's another reason that keeps university students from landing appropriate jobs. china does not have enough positions suited for people with post-high school education. ren says wages are not his main consideration. and he's not ready to give up. he continues to send his resumes to potential employers. >> translator: nobody wants to give up their dream. mine is to find a job that i really want to do. >> reporter: the number of university students in china will keep rising. finding work for the country's best minds is essential for the nation's advancement. nhk world. an extremely powerful winds are causing severe situations in
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europe today. let's turn to mai shoji at the weather desk for the latest. >> hello there. it's halloween week. a freakish storm is affecting and battering most of northern europe. take a look at this video coming out from a couple of places. belgians hunkered down on monday and faced hurricane-force winds. take a look at this. a savage coastal storm, strongest in years and more than a dozen people lost their lives in europe. travelers were left stranded at brussels airport. meanwhile, gusts of 160 kilometers per hour recorded in southern england. hundreds of trees were knocked down and public transportation ground to a halt. france and the netherlands also faced heavy weather. this system is rapidly moving toward the east. now affecting southern scandinavian peninsula as well as the baltic states. till wi will be making its way toward russia tomorrow bringing really gusty conditions. deadly gusts will be active across western russia into
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tomorrow. take a look at the isobars. the closer they are, the winds are strong. the proximity is very small. means over 110 kilometer per hour winds will still be in store and on top of that, heavy sudden bursts of downpours will be scattered across much of northern europe still. this system will be pulling away. a couple of low-pressure systems will be creating very unsettled conditions across much of the northern half. so we're not going to be seeing the british isles to be settling for another while. we do actually have another atlantic system moving in, covering much of the isles on wednesday. meanwhile, things are going to be tapering down here across the western regions. lesser winds, which is fogood news. clear skies. temperatures will be dipping down into single digits in the morning hours. radiation cooling will be the factor there. the temperatures are not doing so bad across much of these areas across the black sea region, especially. 21 degrees. it's going to be foggy, but still temperatures are now. budapest at 21 with partly sunny
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skies. let's move over to eastern continental asia, where you do see this spinning clouds. another tropical development. so storm after another. this is likely to become tropical storm system as it approaches philippines. before it reaches here, it looks like rain and stormy conditions will most likely hit central philippines which is bad news because a big earthquake hit this area a couple of weeks ago. so secondary disasters will be at very high concerns. a lot of precipitation here across the west in china, but eastern regions are not seeing precipitation where it's needed. especially to the south of beijing. the air pollution is, again, in the dangerous levels. northwestern japan will look at some thunderstorm to be ignited and central japan including tokyo will see rain tomorrow -- today, but tomorrow sunshine will be returning with temperatures rising up to 23 degrees. now, a quick look here in the americas. we've got a winter storm covering much of the west. it is going to be moving toward the heart of the country.
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and piling up snow of about 30 centimeters over the central rockies, as well as nevadas. freezing rain will be covering the minnesota/south dakota region. this is likely to make your roads and icy. but halloween storm is in your way here. it's actually going to be stable across the panhandle region, and tornadic tv cactivity can not b ruled out. your temperatures are actually going to be, again, back to the normal territories. los angeles at 24 on your thursday. back to 19 degrees, higher than average in new york on thursday. i'll leave you now for your extended forecast around the globe.
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that's all for now on this edition of "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. thank you very much for joining us.
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tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. with t a conversation deborah spar. womenok looks at whether should aim for at all. undermining women's satisfaction with their online own lives. and t.c. boyle with his new book.
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we are glad you're joining us. those conversations coming up right now. said there is always the rightst >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: deborah spar is t president of barnardh and has written "wonder women: sex, power, and the quest for perfection," love that cover.
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chicago whererom she is on tour for the tome. >> it is my pleasure. about liberating women from the unreasonable and impossible standards that have been thrust upon them. thrust upon them by whom? rex that is a good question. i do not think it is a single person or group of people. no one sat down and try to make this happen. it has been a combination. women have taken on too many expectations upon themselves. the media, sorry, keep driving these expectations and those of us who are mothers are passing on ever greater expectations to our daughters. tavis: how does the media drive these vacations from women or of women question are >> the company magazine from the shelf. perfecto are keeping
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homes and leading perfect careers and if you look at television shows which are fictional so you do not expect them to be real. they are showing women who are successful mothers and look origins and we fall into believing that these fictional lives are somehow accurate depictions of what our real lives should be about. >> what responsibilities are women thrusting upon themselves? >> what women are doing to themselves is that they are seeing these different images of perfection. the perfect wife, the perfect mother, the perfect career person, the perfect movie star and they are thinking they should be all of these things. that is the problem because i want to be ambitious for women. i am ambitious for myself. women can definitely find areas in which they want to excel at we need to keep in mind that if you are focused on one thing you're not able to be perfect or even very good at everything else. tavis: if the paradigm has
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shifted and you are calling for a new construct, help me understand how women reframe the conversation and this agenda for the 21st century? rex one thing that women can do is be more honest with themselves and friends and be more willing to say i am excited about this part of my life but i am screwing up over here or this is a mistake or something i have given up on. we should feel more liberated to say i cannot bake the cookies for the school bake sale because i do not have the time. or i am sorry but i cannot do this at work because i have too much else going on this week. we have to be more upfront and say -- say no for lack of a better world -- better word and modeling that for others. it is important for middle-aged women to clear -- be clear and say you cannot have it all. nobody has it all.

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